Charles B. “Charley” Farley

October 13, 1940 ‒ February 28, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Charles B. “Charley” Farley, 79, of Mansfield passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 in Lexington Court Care Center.

The son of Ernest and Oneida (Waters) Farley, Charles was born October 13, 1940 in Dunlap, Tennessee.

Early in life Charley moved to Mansfield and at 15 years old, he met Janice Osburn.  As a teenager Charley joined the Navy, and while on leave, he and Janice married on June 20, 1959.  During his service in the Navy, Charley traveled the world and was an accomplished boxer holding the title of Welterweight Champion.  He served from 1958-1962 and continued as a reservist for two more years.

As a young man in his 20’s, Charley raced at Mansfield Motor Speedway.  He and Janice would travel across the country on his motorcycle.  Destinations included Florida, Niagara Falls, and Virginia Beach.  For years, the two also bowled in the mixed couples league at Park Lanes.

Charley worked various sales routes such as Wonder Bread, Brandt and Bissman Distributing.  Later he worked for the Mansfield Correctional Institute retiring after 10 years.

While his children were active in scouts, Charley volunteered as Boy Scout Leader.  He was past commander and lifetime member of AmVets Post #26 and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #9943.  He was also a member of First Christian Church of Mansfield.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Farley of Mansfield; children Charles “Chuck” Farley of Mansfield, Steve (Pam) Farley of Tampa, Florida, Philip Farley of Mansfield, and Teresa Palmer of Mansfield; grandchildren Daniel, Christina, Cody, Ashley, Austin, Kylie, Kasey, Nathan, Leah, Emmah, Ashley, Evan, Jacob; 11 great grandchildren; sister Anita Lifer of Loudonville and brother Joseph (Claudia) Farley of Cleveland; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his mother and step father Oneida and Shella Phares, father and step mother Ernest and Mary Jane Farley, father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Dorothy Osburn; daughter-in-law Michele Farley; sister and brother-in-law Victoria and Jacob “Butch” Berry; brothers-in-law Marvin Osburn, Robert Kelly, and Richard Lifer.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 2-5 pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 5 pm.  Rev. Gregory Bibler will officiate.  Military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will take place at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to First Christian Church of Mansfield may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Many your precious memories sustain you during and after your time of sorrow.
    The Milum family, Sandy, Rob, sonia and Sinda and their familes

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort and may we never forget that He is the light of the world and outshines all darkness.

  • Thoughts and prayers going out to the Farley family. May the lord be with them in their time of need.

  • Prayers to you an your family. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has another angel to look over you.

  • Janice,
    You are my best friend and always have been. My heart aches for you. I wish you well my friend, and God will be with you.
    Love, Judy Vogel

    • Judy,

      This is Philip responding for mom

      “Thank you for your kind words. We have been friends a long time for sure. I love you too and I will see you soon.” Janice

  • Dear Mrs. Farley, I know the heart pain you now have. Please accept my condolences and know I will say a prayer for you and your family today.

  • Jan,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Rosie Elrod

  • Our love and prayers are with you all….just like Charley said in the hospital…we weren’t just neighbors…we are family…missing him so very much!! Thank you for letting us be a part of your precious family. We love you all!

  • I’m sorry sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. I am especially sorry I cannot be there today. This man means the world to me and the entire Farley family. Charlie and I would always go to the Amvets when I was home on leave and run that pool table all night. I still have the snooker ball stick he bought me 30 years ago. He will always have a special place in my heart. He helped mold me into the man I am today. Thank you for all the great memories and all my love to the family.